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Dr. David R Ploss, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2332 23rd Street
Eureka, CA

Dr. David Ploss works as an adult cardiologist, cardiac electrophysiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Eureka, CA, Lakeport, CA, and Ukiah, CA. Dr. Ploss's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Ploss is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.

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Dr. Paul Stanger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2700 Dolebeer Street
Eureka, CA

Dr. Paul Stanger's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Stanger's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stanger include rheumatic heart disease, endocarditis, and kawasaki disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Marin General Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Stanger's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Lung Problems, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2773 Harris Street; Suite A
Eureka, CA

Dr. Andrew Michaels is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2535 Harrison Avenue
Eureka, CA

Dr. Robert Lock is an adult cardiologist in Eureka, CA. Dr. Lock studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lock takes.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2332 23rd Street
Eureka, CA

Dr. Ted Welton is an adult cardiology specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.
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